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Our faith in judiciary has shaken: Jamiat Ulama on Ayodhya verdict

People had seen for generations that there was a masjid there and namaz was being offered there, Mahmood Madani said

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:39 PM, ummid.com News Network

Jamiat Ulama Reaction on Ayodhya Verdict

New Delhi: After maintaing silence for a day, Jamiat Ulama, one of the largest representative bodies of Indian Muslims, Sunday expressed dissatisfaction over the Ayodhya verdict pronounced by the Supreme Court yesterday, saying it had shaken the faith of minorities in the judicial system of the country.

"The Honorable five judges of the apex court despite admitting that the placing of idols and destruction of Babri Masjid were serious violations of the rule of law, it gave the land to those who had committed such crimes", Mahmood Madani said while terming the ruling unjust and utter disregard to the truth and evidence.

"This is clear discrimination against the particular community which was not expected on part of the court", Mahmood Madani, who has supported Modi government's recent moves, including the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, said.

"The judgment has shaken the faith of the minorities in the judiciary as they believe that they have been wronged". he added.

Mahmood Madani reminded that when the country got freedom and the country's constitution came into being, there was Babri Masjid on the site. "People had seen for generations that there was a masjid there and namaz was being offered there", he said.

"It is the Supreme Court’s responsibility to protect the rights of Muslims, their freedom of worship and freedom of religion guaranteed in the constitution. That too includes their right to worship in Babri Masjid", he said, also citing the post-verdict statement of retired Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly.

"I am perplexed and disturbed. The constituion gives the right to every one and justice has to be given to everyone but in this case the justice has not been done to minorities," Retd. Justice AK Ganguly said while commenting on SC Ayodhya verdict.

"This is undeniable and it is also undeniable that the mosque waa demolished by sheer act of vandalism. Even the SC has in its verdict said that it is a gross violation of rule of law and act of vandalism. In that scenario the question is that who has been wronged. It is the minorities that have been wronged," AK Ganguly added.

Raising questions on the verdict that has been given AK Ganguly asked, "The court has found that mosque has not been built by demolishing a temple. No archaeological evidence of temple under the mosque was found and the demolition of mosque is a gross violation of constitutional provisions. Now on what basis have they said that it is widely believed by the Hindus that the owner of the land is Ram Lalla?"

"My conscience is disturbed as a student of constitution. The Supreme Court is bound to protect the rights of the citizens including the minorities. Where does my right go?" AK Ganguly further asked.

The Supreme Court of India Saturday awarded the land where Babri Masjid stood tille December 1992 to Hindus to build Ram Mandir. In the same judgement, the court directed the government to allot 05 acres of land to Muslims at some other prominent place in Ayodhya.

Mahmood Madani however asserted that the current verdict of the Supreme Court and the situation of the country is testing time for the Muslims and other justice-loving citizens, and appealed to the Muslim community to exercise patience and restraint and hold firmly to their belief in the Almighty Allah.

"Besides that, they (Muslims) should prepare their mindset for far more testing situation ahead instead of running after false consolation and desert", he said.

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